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The Aberfoyle Railway
The opening of the railway to Aberfoyle transformed Strathard in many ways. James Kennedy has written about some of the dates and events associated with the Aberfoyle Railway, and Don Martin has written here about how it all ended as the line was finally wound up in 1959. Elsewhere in the archive we have postcard images of the railway and we’ll be adding to this section as we catalogue more of the collections.
Among the vintage postcards we found this lovely little one posted in July 1905 from Inversnaid. It bears the Inversnaid postmark and recalls a time when Inversnaid had its own post office, as did Stronachlachar. If you have information about the Inversnaid Post Office that you would like to share, please do get in touch. You can contact us via this contact form.
Greetings from the past
Many of the vintage postcards in the archive are blank on the back. They may have been purchased by visitors to Strathard with the intention of posting them, or perhaps they were kept as souvenirs or mementos of a special trip or holiday to our beautiful area. But a number of them were sent to friends and relatives and are postmarked with the date they were posted. We have yet to catalogue them all, but so far we have found postcards dating from the late 19th century to the 1980s.
These postcards were all posted in the first decade of the 20th century. Although we cannot know for sure, we may assume that the photos on the front are roughly contemporary and that they show Aberfoyle as it looked around the turn of the century.